NETTLEBRIDGE HOUSE NETTLEBRIDGE, OAKHILL, SOMERSET, BA3 5AA
Wells 7 miles, Bath 13 miles, Bristol 18 miles, Castle Cary Rail Station 10 miles, Glastonbury 13 miles, Street 15 miles, Bruton 11 miles, Bristol Airport 17 miles.
A charming period property in a small hamlet between Wells, Frome, Bristol and Bath.
The house has been extensively improved in recent years, has excellent accommodation appointed to high standards and has retained its style and character.
The accommodation includes a large reception hall, cloakroom, sitting room, snug, dining room & garden room, study, kitchen & breakfast room, utility and on the first floor a galleried landing, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
Outside are beautiful mature gardens with parking space and outbuildings.
Nettlebridge is a small hamlet with a handful of properties and some of the most beautiful countryside in Somerset. Close by is Harridge Woods Nature Reserve.
Nettlebridge House enjoys a quiet location, approached from a no-through lane whilst being in easy reach of all the surrounding towns and villages.
Nettlebridge House is a handsome building comfortably situated in lawned gardens well back from the lane behind railings above a stonewall. The house has bay windows, climbing wisteria and a substantial front porch.
New windows and external doors have recently been fitted throughout. Internally the house has been extensively improved whilst retaining its period appeal with high vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and floorboards. New flagstones are laid through the ground floor and other contemporary works include a great kitchen, plenty of well appointed bathrooms, oak doors,floors and timberwork, double glazing and gas central heating
It's quite evident upon entering the large reception hall that this is a generous property which is perfect for modern needs yet enjoys the tranquility and style only found in mature properties.
The substantial front door opens into the wide reception hall with the galleried staircase. Off the hall to the right is a comfortable snug whilst to the left is a 30 ft. sitting room with an open fireplace with a wood burning stove.
This room leads through to a study and cloakroom (with basin and wc).
The dining room also has a fireplace with a wood burning stove and there's a wide archway into a garden room which is south facing and has french doors into the garden.
Beyond the study is a super kitchen/breakfast room with plenty of fitted units including a central island, granite and quartz work surfaces, 2 bowl sink unit and integrated appliances including a dishwasher, 2 ovens, hob and extractor plus space for American style fridge. There are french doors to the garden and a door into a utility room with work surfaces, cupboard, large Belfast sink, plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer, and a walk in store containing the boiler and the hot water cylinder.
Returning to the hall, the staircase rises to a galleried landing.
There are 4 bedroom and 4 bathrooms including a master bedroom suite with a high vaulted ceiling beams, large wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. This has oak flooring, twin hand basins set in a quartz surround, wc, a freestanding bath and a shower cubicle.
The second bedroom has a fireplace (not working ) and shelved alcoves
Both the remaining bedrooms have high pitched ceilings, beams and en suite shower rooms each with hand basin, wc and shower cubicle.
The family bathroom, recently refitted, has a large basin in a fitted unit, wc, and a large walk in shower area.
There's parking within the garden approached by solid timber gates, a stone outbuilding used as a garden store (with loft) and also an open fronted log store.
The well arranged walled gardens are a major asset of the property which provide plenty of privacy and a peaceful environment. They include flower and shrub beds, a lily pond, vegetable beds, greenhouse together with lawns and wonderful mature trees including beech, holly, oak, apples , nut and laurel. On the southern side of the garden is a small bridge - the original nettlebridge!
Well worth mentioning is the paved terrace immediately outside french doors from the house and ideal for al fresco dining or simply enjoying a coffee or a glass of wine. Such garden areas are always a pure delight.
About the area
Oakhill is a quiet country village and nearby are several village schools, small shops, pubs and restaurants. The cities of Wells, Bath and Bristol are all very accessible and provide an extensive range of commercial, cultural and sporting activities to suit most needs.
Bath and Bristol are large cities and are renowned for their events. Wells, the smallest city in England (12,00 people), throughout the year hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community.
Also Babington House (7.9 miles), The Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Bruton (11 miles) and The Newt in Somerset (14 miles) are all within easy reach.
On the sporting side there are numerous golf clubs, the property is within the Mendip Hunt country and both shooting and fishing are available locally. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows, Millfield and the various highly regarded schools in Bruton, Bath and Bristol.
The village of Oakhill is a mile or so off the A37 that runs northwards from the A303 to Bristol and Bath. Approaching Oakhill from the south pass the pub on the right hand side and continue on the A367 northwards. Pass the primary school on the right hand side. When the road starts to go downhill take the first right fork. Continue to the bottom of the hill. Turn left into and Nettlebridge House is straight ahead.
EPC rating is D58. The property is not listed. Council Tax Band G.
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